Archive for October 14th, 2008

What the BBC Wants

14th October 2008

On the BBC Writersroom Blog they’ve put together a collection of links to video interviews with various BBC Execs, in which they discuss matters to do with commissioning work for the BBC.

Tony Doyle Bursary 09

14th October 2008


BBC Northern Ireland is once again looking for applicants for the Tony Doyle Bursary for New Writing.

The aim of the bursary is to encourage television drama about Ireland by writers new to the medium. This may include writers experienced in other forms of fiction as well as new writers.

The winner will receive a cash prize of £2,000. The winner along with 3 finalists will be invited to a residential seminar run by the BBC Northern Ireland Drama Department. The aim of the seminar is to introduce the writers to the world of television drama through a series of intensive sessions with the BBC Northern Ireland development team and experienced practitioners – producers, directors, actors and fellow writers. We intend to announce the winner and runners-up in January or early February 2009 and to hold the seminar in April 2009.

More details on the submission process are available on the web site. The deadline for applications is 30 November 2008.